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Tooth Treatment Under General Anesthesia

Any dental treatment under general anesthesia is always performed in close cooperation with our anesthetist. Here, our focus lies on a more relaxed treatment for any anxious patient. For a procedure to be done under general anesthesia we want our patients to be fully informed about all details, and we thoroughly discuss this with them before.

A treatment scheme will be created in cooperation with our anesthetist and the patient to define a clear goal before starting the Procedure.The general anesthesia as such is performed by our anesthetist on the day of treatment in the form of an intravenous sedoanalgesia under permanent monitoring of vital parameters. After your dental treatment and the end of the general anesthesia  you are discharged on the same day.

You are not allowed to drive a car and therefore patients have to organize their transport home.

Advantages and disadvantages of a Treatment under General Anesthesia


  • The advantages are the easier treatment of anxious patients.


  • Treatment under general anesthesia is, however, associated with risks. Not every patient meets the basic health conditions for a tooth treatment under general anesthesia. Possible reasons against treatment under general anesthesia (contraindications) are, among others, pre-existing diseases, rare metabolic diseases or hypersensitivity to certain medications. These items are discussed in detail in the anesthesia briefing. Although the anesthetist is prepared for this residual risk, it is in his/her discretion to advise the patient to refrain from anesthesia. Nevertheless, modern anesthesia is a safe method and is used routinely with great success.

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1030 – Wien

FAQs about Tooth Treatment Under General Anesthesia

What are the costs for a dental treatment under general anesthesia?

The costs for a tooth treatment under general anesthesia show large variations and depend on the individual situation and the duration of anesthesia associated therewith. As a rule, the costs start with € 400.00.

Are there any side effects associated with general anesthesia?

In order to make sure that the anesthesia is successful, potent medication is used. These drugs, however, are well tolerated by and less stressful to the body. Possible side effects are, among others, attention deficits and nausea. The patients are informed in detail about any possible side effects.

What are the differences between insufflation anesthesia and sedoanalgesia?

Insufflation anesthesia means a total loss of sensation and artificial respiration via a tubus, which is inserted into the nose or mouth. Sedoanalgesia is an intravenous form of anesthesia, inducing twilight sleep, where respiration is spontaneous (= active breathing by the patient). Sedoanalgesia is a method, which is softer and less stressful for the body and is common standard in our praxis.

Is it possible to normally drink and eat after general anesthesia?

Generally, you can eat and drink shortly after the procedure if you are hungry and thirsty. After a tooth treatment soft or mushy food is recommended. Hot food and drinks should be avoided on the first day.

Is it possible to drive a car after general anesthesia?

After tooth treatment under general anesthesia it is impossible to drive a car. Please organize the transportation prior to the procedure.

When is the time to stop eating and drinking before dental treatment under general anesthesia?

You should not eat six hours and not drink three hours before the intervention.

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